August 13, 2020 03:55

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Officially stop cargo clearance at Lung Vai – Coc Nam border gate

09:47 | 03/07/2020

VCN – According to a reporter of Customs News, the Chinese site issued a notification about the suspension of import – export activities at the Lung Vai border gate (adjacent to Coc Nam border gate – Lang Son – Vietnam).

According to Chinese customs, cargo transportation through residential areas at the pair of border gate of Lung Vai (pingxiang) – Coc Nam (Lang Son) did not meet requirements of cargo inspection and control in accordance with regulation. Therefore, to ensure regulations, the Chinese side would invest in building a specialised cargo transport route and ask Lang Son to report to higher authorities for considering opening this route.

officially stop cargo clearance at lung vai coc nam border gate
The import – export activities through Coc Nam border gate is predicted to face many difficulties in the future. Photo: H.Nụ

The Chinese side has announced to Chinese enterprises, from July 1, Lung Vai sub-border will be closed and have its activities suspended. The Chinese side asked enterprises exporting goods to Vietnam to work based on the situation of goods to select the place of implementing cargo clearance to carry out import and export activities.

The Chinese side suggested that if goods were fruits, enterprises should go through Po Chai border gate (adjacent to Tan Thanh - Lang Son), and if goods were dry products, biscuits and jams, they should go through Yingyang border gate (adjacent to Po Nhung) and Zha Men Ai border gate (Na Hinh).

The Chinese side emphasised that, before June 30, the goods traders wanted to go through Lung Vai border gate, it suggested enterprises should arrange an appropriate export schedule to ensure the goods were not congested leading to losses before the closure of border gate.

Nguyen Tien Bo, Manager of Huu Nghi Customs Branch, said that on June 29, the unit held a meeting for talking with Pingxiang Customs on suspending import and export activities at Coc Nam - Lung Vai sub-border gate.

Here, the Chinese side requested the Lang Son side (Vietnam) to coordinate to ensure cargo clearance is secure. At the same time, communicating to enterprises for updating, have plans to transport goods to other border gates to implement procedures conveniently.

By Đảo Lê/Thanh Thuy